Suspended sentence for driver who caused death of local 18-year-old girl

Date published: 12 February 2018

A driver who caused the death of a local 18-year-old girl in Rochdale has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Jack Charles Thomas (22/12/1997) was charged with death by careless driving after the Peugeot he was driving collided with a wall on Dewhirst Road in Syke on 14 November 2016. The front seat passenger, 18-year-old Talaina Hussain, suffered from major head injuries and died two days after the collision.

Appearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Monday (12 February), Thomas admitted the charges and was sentenced to 26 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months.

Thomas has also been ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation to Miss Hussain’s family, has been banned from driving for 12 months and will have to carry out 280 hours unpaid work.

He will also have to undertake an extended driving test.

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